Aquino declares September 25, 2015 a regular holiday for Eid'l Adha

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday officially declared September 25, 2015 as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of the Eid'l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.

September 25, 2015 a regular holiday for Eid'l Adha

Eid'l Adha, one of the two greatest feasts of Islam is commemorated after the Hajj or the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca. It highlights the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event.

Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eid’l Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday.

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommends that the observance of Eid’l Adha in the Philippines be on September 25, 2015 based on the Islamic Calendar and the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority, thereby amending its earlier recommendation to observe the occasion on 24 September 2015.

Here's the signed official copy of Proclamation No.1128:

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